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Do tech start-ups belong in Vermont?

#BTV #VT - Sometimes we get this question from out-of-state folks who think all tech start-ups should be born in Silicon Valley.  Well, Burlington and Vermont have been great to Front Porch Forum.

And we’re not alone.  CNN today reported that the Kauffman Index ranks Vermont the 8th most entrepreneurial state, and the top state east of the Mississippi River.  And Richard Florida’s latest research puts Burlington 11th on a new Technology Index of U.S. metro areas.

I’ll take it one step finer… from state, to city, to neighborhood.  Our Five Sisters neighborhood in Burlington’s South End boasts several tech start-ups, including

Thanks to Fresh Tracks Capital and Vermont Business Magazine for some of this information.